Spurs stars’ sex lives are suffering this season, fears Mauricio Pochettino as he moans about fixture pile up

Poch believes a busy season on the back of the summer’s World Cup is leaving his stars with no time to score off the field


Posted Saturday, November 24, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

MAURICIO POCHETTINO certainly cannot be accused of not giving a hoot about the welfare of his players.

Far from it. The Spurs boss cares so much, he is worried that the crowded fixture list is ruining the love lives of his Tottenham stars.

Spurs stars’ sex lives are suffering this season, fears Mauricio Pochettino as he moans about fixture pile up
Dele Alli kisses girlfriend Ruby Mae after England's win over Colombia

Pochettino admits a lack of energy is preventing his players from scoring on the pitch.

And he reckons a busy season on the back of the summer’s World Cup is leaving them no time to score off it either.

Ahead of his side’s London derby with Chelsea at Wembley tomorrow night, he said: “Today we are in a period where the technology and the knowledge of sports science and the medical staff are fantastic.

“They can provide the best help — but we are pushing players to the limit.

Spurs stars’ sex lives are suffering this season, fears Mauricio Pochettino as he moans about fixture pile up
Mauricio Pochettino fears the likes of Dele Alli will have less time with his girlfriend Ruby Mae

Spurs stars’ sex lives are suffering this season, fears Mauricio Pochettino as he moans about fixture pile up
Tottenham and England star Dele Alli is dating model Ruby Mae

“The line between getting injured or not is so thin.

“We don’t realise that we’re playing with the health of the players. They’re human.

“It’s so tough. They are young, they need to enjoy life too.

“They need to spend energy with families, kids, girlfriends.

“And the guys that are not with girlfriends need to try to find one. It’s normal.

“Come on, they are young. We need to be careful.”

Eight of the 12 Spurs stars who appeared at the World Cup have suffered injuries this season.

And Pochettino fears England’s progress to the Nations League semi-finals next  June could lead to more fitness problems for his Three Lions contingent.

He said: “We’re going to finish competing May 12 and we hope to be in the FA Cup or Champions League final.

“But there’s not a lot of time until they play again with the national team. How are we going to have holidays?

“But after ten months of  competition, if we don’t give them rest it’s difficult. It’s so difficult.”

Despite  World Cup hangovers for a lot of their players,  Tottenham have still made their second-best start ever to a Premier League campaign,  despite not firing on all cylinders yet.

They have been grinding out wins rather than playing the free-flowing football of recent seasons.

And Pochettino puts it down to tiredness.

He said: “Football is about energy. Remember our last season at White Hart Lane, we were unbeaten in ten months and you said we played so well and had the best team in the Premier League.

“I think it was because, between the staff, players and the fans we created an amazing energy and the belief was massive.

“We started games thinking we were going to win.

“Against Man United or Chelsea, it didn’t matter — the most important thing was that your belief was bigger than everything.

“At the moment, that belief and that condition is not the same.

“We are waiting to move to the new stadium because it is a massive and fantastic stadium and start to build that belief  we can beat everyone and be consistent during the season and try to fight for big things.”



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